Madden Will Return For Alabama Game


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said guard Ky Madden's suspension for a violation of team rules will end after one game.

Madden was not with the team during its 75-54 loss at South Carolina last weekend. But Anderson said Monday it was a one-game suspension and Madden will be with the team when the Razorbacks (12-7, 3-3 in SEC) go back on the road to play at Alabama (12-7, 4-2 in SEC) on Thursday night.

Madden started in place of guard BJ Young during Arkansas' 96-70 win against Mississippi State last Wednesday. The sophomore tallied 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in 2 steals in 21 minutes during his first start in eight games. Young returned to the starting lineup at South Carolina with Madden's suspension.

Anderson did not specify which team rule Madden broke to receive the one-game suspension.

But Arkansas is glad to have him back as it tries to shake off its latest disappointment.

"We played really against Mississippi State," Anderson said during Monday's SEC Teleconference. "Ky was big in that. We had some adversity from the standpoint that he is not there (at South Carolina)."

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau